UPDATE: John C. Reilly Linked To 'Ronan 'The Accuser' Role In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?

Previous Guardians of the Galaxy rumors had the Step Brothers actor playing a humanized Nova Corps leader, but recent reports confirm that John C. Reilly is actually playing a leader of the Kree empire.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/14/2013
The rumor mill has been running rampant lately for Guardians of the Galaxy, the only non-sequel on Marvel Studios' Phase 2 line-up, but some recent credible news has come in. The first rumor that linked John C. Reilly to the James Gunn-directed film said the Step Brothers actor was offered the role of Rhomann Dey, leader of the Nova Corps. But Deadline now reports that Reilly is really playing "Ronan 'The Accuser' Dey," a member and once-leader of the Kree alien race. Interestingly, the report lists John C. Reilly's character's last name as "Dey" which either indicates that Marvel could be merging Ronan & Rhomann for the film, or Deadline's sources are uncommonly a bit off.

The previous Guardians rumors reported that the film version of Rhomann Dey would just be a "human agent who serves as a go-between, keeping the Guardians in line and reporting to S.H.I.E.L.D. about their activities." But with John C. Reilly playing Ronan, who was first rumored to feature in Guardians of the Galaxy last month, that character was born on the planet Hala. And like all the characters in the film so far, Ronan has ties to the villain Thanos (who Deadline seems certain will appear). The Ultimate version of Ronan the Accuser was even a son of the mad Titan.

Deadline has updated their report acknowledging that they "got it backwards." It seems the previous rumors were legit; John C. Reilly will play Rhomann Dey in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, John C. Reilly, Enzo Cilenti, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan and Glenn Close with Benicio Del Toro, Guardians of the Galaxy is written & directed by James Gunn, and is set to be released in theaters on August 1, 2014.
Source: Deadline
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DaenerysTargaryen - 6/14/2013, 9:41 AM
This movie makes no sense :)
ruadh - 6/14/2013, 9:42 AM
I'm guessing a source will be posted shortly?
PaulRom - 6/14/2013, 9:46 AM

EdgyOutsider - 6/14/2013, 9:46 AM
Interesting. As @ClaireLannister2016 said, this movie makes no [frick]ing sense lol But, the cast is great and completely left field. Hopefully the movie delivers. Definitely going to be a good 2 1/2 hour movie.
ALegendaryPanda - 6/14/2013, 9:47 AM
lapress - 6/14/2013, 9:48 AM
Just his voice probably. Try not to think of him as Wreck-It-Ralph.
Ocelot - 6/14/2013, 9:48 AM
The question is which version will it be, the one where he's Kree or the one where he's The mad titans son.
EdgyOutsider - 6/14/2013, 9:50 AM
@Ocelot: Cause of Reilly's age. I'm guessing he's the Kree version cause being Thanos' son would require him getting in shape for action scenes and I just don't see Reilly doing it.
ruadh - 6/14/2013, 9:51 AM
Unless it's all mocap. Ruffalo didn't have to look like Ferigno.
pistolero82 - 6/14/2013, 9:57 AM
WTF?! I'm not judging, just surprised.
TonyChu - 6/14/2013, 9:58 AM
The [frick]?!? Ok.......
SageMode - 6/14/2013, 9:58 AM
This is an extremely off the off choice. Weird
DEATHbyEXILE - 6/14/2013, 9:59 AM
TonyChu - 6/14/2013, 9:59 AM
Not what I was expecting but I will hold judgement.
Reasonnnn - 6/14/2013, 9:59 AM
whoa123 - 6/14/2013, 9:59 AM
Boats and Ho's baby! I have little knowledge about GotG but I'm interested in this movie.

TonyChu - 6/14/2013, 10:00 AM
I can't really see a John C Reiley Ronan the Accuser marry a fine ass chick like Crystal.
DioFoRio - 6/14/2013, 10:02 AM
wow! interesting!
TheManFromMars - 6/14/2013, 10:04 AM
HA! Awesome!
marvelstudios - 6/14/2013, 10:10 AM
Has to be mocap.
Ocelot - 6/14/2013, 10:11 AM
Should also note that the Deadline article calls the character that John C Reily is playing "Ronan 'The Accuser' Dey," not just "Ronan The Accuser".

An article last month stated that John C Reily would be playing a character known as "Rhomann Dey" you see the similarity in name. Rhomann Dey was also the leader of the Nova Corps in the comics.
SageMode - 6/14/2013, 10:14 AM
But this does sounds iffy how its reported, I'll wait for official confirmation.
TheManFromMars - 6/14/2013, 10:15 AM

So, you think Deadline made a mistake or...

...they're gonna merge the two characters like they did with Whiplash and the Crimson Dynamo?
LEVITIKUZ - 6/14/2013, 10:19 AM
If Will Ferral isn't in the movie, I ain't seeing it.
Ocelot - 6/14/2013, 10:24 AM

Dunno, that's what i'm trying to figure out lol, I can see it being a mistake due to one's lack of knowledge but I could also see them merging the characters, as they've done it before. However the article which broke the news that John C Reily was wanted on the film specifically stated that the character was "Rhomann Dey" and that they wanted Reily so I think it's a mistake on Deadline's part.


come on at least give me some credit for the "dey" find ;) if you did indeed read my comment before the update.
SageMode - 6/14/2013, 10:26 AM
Hopefully we see David Tennant and Tony Todd for ROCKET RACCOON and GROOT respectively.
Ocelot - 6/14/2013, 10:33 AM

ATrueHero1987 - 6/14/2013, 10:39 AM
Yea, IDK about this one but something tells me there will be an update soon on this...
dezdigi - 6/14/2013, 10:43 AM
When does filming on this begin? Maybe then, some of this will start to make sense.
JohnLamb - 6/14/2013, 10:44 AM
[frick]ing cast RR already!
crawley - 6/14/2013, 10:46 AM
Awesome. Love John C. Steve Brule is the best show on television.
BasedThanos - 6/14/2013, 10:46 AM
Umm....okay :|
ruadh - 6/14/2013, 10:48 AM

First thing I saw Reilly in was State Of Grace...and that may be the last time I saw him in a non-comedic role too...
wcwpoet - 6/14/2013, 10:49 AM
This movie's casting is so mysterious I don't know what's going on! I just know I can't wait to see this film!
SpideyQuad - 6/14/2013, 10:50 AM
Source seems to be Collider
FatCat33 - 6/14/2013, 10:52 AM
It makes sense that he would be in GOTG because in space there is so much room to do activities.
CapemA - 6/14/2013, 10:56 AM
@ MARVELPSYCHO79: Marvel does own the rights to the Kree. It gets sketchy when it comes to the Skrulls. Fox has some ownership over the Skrulls, kind of like the whole Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch thing.
ParisSun - 6/14/2013, 10:57 AM
@MarvelPsycho79, I saw CoW, John C. Reilly can definitely handle serious matterial.
ComicFan1134 - 6/14/2013, 10:58 AM
My Mind Is Scrambled After Reading This.....
CapemA - 6/14/2013, 10:59 AM
@ ParisSun & MARVELPSYCHO: Don't forget Reilly's performance as the "Beat Cop" in "Gangs of New York".
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